Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Las Vegas

Thanks to the my brother Travis, MaRea and I had a free hotel for thee nights in Vegas. He even offered to watch Kaden so that meant our first trip without him, EVER!! Neither of us realized how much attention he requires and it was nice to be able to relax without him. We did call and talk to him one morning and quickly learned that was a mistake when the only thing he could say was, in a whiny tone, "You come pick me up daddy?" Our conversation lasted long enough for him to break down crying. We felt only a little guilty.

The second best highlight was MaRea nearly passing out during the Treasure Island pirate show. At 8:30 it was still well above 100 degrees and combination of a packed crowd, lack of water and pregnancy she needed to lay down for a minute. Luckily a security guard was quick to respond with cold water and a cold rag. She quickly recovered. The best highlight of the weekend was the Cirque de Soleil show KA we attended Saturday night. The cheapest tickets were 70 dollars a piece, but the seats were still great. This was my second Cirque show and MaRea's first. If you haven't seen one they are well worth the price of admission. I'm afraid I can adequately describe what it was like so take a look at the trailer.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Hess Home For Sale

We have our home up for sale if you are interested visit our link hesshome.blogspot.com

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Memories. . . .

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!
2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Summer Fun

We have been a little lazy in posting this summer. This is what we have been doing the past month.

Endless trips to Logan

Kyle took the girls out boating for the 1st time this summer. They all got up and were proud of themselves. Angie thought she could get Kade started early on the wake board. For some reason I don't think he got past trying to put his feet in the large boots. My mom teaches a cooking class to Angie's friends every Wednesday, we were lucky enough to catch the class on homemade bread and strawberry jam.

We took a trip out to visit Mark and Shari last month. Kaden loved playing with his cousins. He followed Luke around the whole time, I'm sure Luke was a little happy to see Kaden go. Mark and Shari have a cute little turtle in their backyard that Kaden loved feeding.

Kaden thinking he was really funny on the airplane. Can you tell he is sleeping?

Kaden having a ball in the pool in California.

This is the cute turtle that Kade thought was fun to feed.


Kade thought the chicken ride was great, Jack was not to impressed he wanted off as soon as he got on.

The Army starts recruiting for their soldiers at a young age.



Kyle has found a new love in his life. I was hoping he would not catch the passion for golf like Brent. I am now waiting for him to get good. The harder he tries to get his swing down I think the worse he gets. I'm sure all those hundreds of buckets of balls will pay off on the course.

Kaden's favorite thing to do is practice putting on the greens. He is so proud of himself for getting the ball in the hole. He puts the ball 2" from the whole and taps it in. Maybe that is what his dad needs to start doing.

Bear Lake Carson and Kade playing in the water. Two boys and one truck never works. Taking turns just doesn't work for two year olds. Kaden ended up pushing Carson and grabbing the truck. It was cute Carson just said " I want my mama, I want my mama." The fun can only last so long.

The four wheelers were the only thing Kaden could think about the whole time we were on the farm and at Bear Lake. The Little one is by far his favorite.

Tearing down the "Old Farm House"
Mom's dream came true the old farm house was torn down. It was actually a little sad. We all had so many great memories with it throughout our lives. It never got old no matter how many times we took our friends in and scared them at night. I think it was Paul and Dan who set up the old house to scare their dates. The glowing eyes in the corners and the doors that would just shut always scared me and I knew what to expect.

The boys were in heaven !!! Is there more to say than these pictures

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